Hello my name is Cheylynda Barnard known as “Chey” to family and friends. As a lifelong Inland Empire resident; I grew up in the neighboring city of Riverside and now live in Moreno Valley with my husband, Jay and our newborn son, Nathaniel. I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with BA degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. I have had the opportunity to serve the Inland Empire as Social Worker, which has provided me with a unique experience. Its my job as a Social Worker to always give my clients; the same level of compassion that I would like for my own family. I have been allowed to come into their homes during their times of need; to extend a helping hand or simply an ear to listen to. I have learned so much from my clients. Over the last year, I have taken up the call for speaking up for others on behalf of labor. As a member of SEIU Local 721, I have spoken up for workers; who feel as though their concerns are not being heard. My career path has prepared me to speak up on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves, this is simply who I am.